As a new member of the Chronic Pain team it was very useful for me to experience the online PMP as a patient would see it.
The meditation has been really useful. I have definitely felt an improvement in my movements and sleep. It's really helped me sleep better so I feel I have more energy. I have found by sleeping better I am more positive and more mobile. Keep going and finish the course, it definitely has helped me with my overall pain and mobility.
Overall the course was quite helpful, especially the meditation. I found the relaxation certainly helped me to begin to understand the pain, although it did not disappear. But I did not expect it to.
The course helped reinforce key messages about pain and how to manage it. It allowed me to have a better understanding of chronic pain. The difficulty of the course is being disciplined enough to put it into practise day to day, especially when pacing and flare ups are dictated by work schedules. That aside, challenging negativity in thinking and consistency in efforts to achieve are the things that I take away to work on day to day.
I have enjoyed the course and found it helpful, although my ongoing pain still affects my life. Having this course online is a good thing for people like myself who don’t enjoy being around others and find it a problem mixing with strangers and this course makes me feel grateful and not being able to get out and having to rely on others to take me out when they can means I was able to complete the course from home for which I am truly thankful.
I've found the course useful and the format allows me to go back over things to remind myself of the best way forward. The relaxation and meditation audios are most helpful.
Hi, my name is Karen. I've found the course most helpful, I've been in pain for about a year now having been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I'm still determined to carry on as best as I can and the course has given me tips and advice on how to without doing to much and feeling guilty for not doing everything. Small steps are the best, I'm trying to manage my pain without medication so the relaxation techniques have been fantastic. Thank you for your help.
I have found this course very helpful and informative. I have used the relaxation and meditation a lot and really noticed the benefit. Positive thinking, realising I'm in control has helped with the stretches and exercises. Thank you
A step forward in pain management
This course can appear a bit daunting and long in the beginning, but it is really worthwhile and rewarding to stick with it and complete. For me, pacing seems to be the key to success, as I would normally be quite impatient.
Absolutely fantastic course
This has been a very instructive course for me. I realise that the actual physical problem that causes my pain will not be resolved but I have learnt to keep it at bay by adopting many of the techniques provided in the course. Very worthwhile for anyone with persistent pain.
This course has actually made me feel better/more positive about myself. In the past many Dr's attitudes over the years have made my mood plummet to rock bottom when they constantly disbelieve you when you say you are in severe pain. Many Dr's at my surgery could benefit and be educated by following this Pathway through Pain course for a better understanding.
I loved this course! My fibromyalgia has got steadily worse since I was diagnosed 17 years ago and this course has helped me accept that there is no ‘cure’, that I can’t be as active as I was but I can still manage my life far better even with the pain. I have the confidence to keep trying and I am now much more mentally resilient.
Excellent course, although I am still experiencing pain, I can manage much better, and the pain is less of an issue.
I have tried but find it hard to concentrate and forget if I have done things.this makes me over tiried and depressed.
This course has been very interesting and I have learnt many new things.
The course has been fantastic. It has allowed me an insight as to how to deal with my pain/condition moving forward with my life. The videos are clear and concise and very interesting. I found the exercises to be of great benefit and will definitely be referring back to the course as I move on. I am awaiting spine surgery so will be keen to go back through the course when recovering post-surgery.
Found the relaxation part really good.
I found some of the course helpful, I am slightly more relaxed and walking small distances on a daily basis trying to exercise more. But I am still in bad pain and my sleep patterns are just as bad because of this.
I found this course less intense, and comfortable while doing at home, as I suffer with mental health. My back pain usually is at its worst when I am at my lowest, plus I find it hard to talk to strangers. It was very interesting and told me a lot about pain. Thankyou
Sadly I did not find this very helpful as it was a lot of stuff I had been told about and tried before. But I do hope it helps others.
I found the meditation really helpful, doing it daily when I go to bed seems to help me drop off to sleep and get a few hours solid. Also, I am trying to do the stretching program every day but am struggling, but not given up.